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5*Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Estate Vacation/Reunions/Wedding/Corporate Sleeps 40

Bedrooms 12
Separate WC's1
Space 11,250 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Estate, 13 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 8.5 Baths, (Sleeps 40)


Come to Ransome's Chesapeake Retreats 'RCR', a private, 250-acre, waterfront estate with one mile of shoreline on the magnificent Chesapeake Bay of Maryland's Eastern Shore! 'RCR' is the ideal setting for Family vacations & reunions, Weddings, Corporate Seminars/Retreats, Club events and Weekend Getaways. Looking for a unique and 'extra'ordinary vacation location for your family this year? A place to relax in beautiful and peaceful surroundings, yet be 'close to it all'?

Our Chesapeake Bay estate is located just outside Cambridge, a quaint maritime town filled with history and tucked away on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Travel through the countryside James Michener wrote about in 'Chesapeake.' It is the perfect getaway for boating, fishing, golfing, shopping, sightseeing, playing games and just relaxing with family, friends and all who want to have fun while playing and/or working! Our estate offers you an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Chesapeake Bay shoreline!!

There are miles of walking paths and our boat dock/ramp offers direct access to the bay for water sports. Our facilities offer lots of places to relax and take in the beautiful surroundings - a 10'x 60' screened in porch, where great bay breezes pass thru, that overlooks a fenced-in pool, pond and the Chesapeake Bay itself. There are unparalleled views from all 3 homes and especially from the 2nd floor deck. Here, you can watch the sun come up on 1 side of our world & later that evening see a breathtaking - 'stop what you're doing & watch' sunset go down into the bay!!

Wildlife abounds; the surroundings are picturesque. You can go boating, crabbing and fishing on-site. The Blackwater Wildlife Refuge is our neighbor and offers more paths (for walking, hiking, and biking) and waterways (for canoe and kayaking). Boats, canoes, kayaks and bikes can be rented locally. Want to dine out or need milk, wine, etc - there is a restaurant & a grocery store in the watermen's town of Fishing Creek, just 5 minutes down the road.

Our multi-complex estate has a Family Room and a Great Room in the Main House. There is also a 30' x 30' meeting/rec room in the Fun Center where 40+ people can sit together for meals and/or meetings! Find all the amenities you will need to make memories that last a lifetime. We have thought of everything, so you don't have to!! Come and enjoy all blessings that our estate has in store for you!! Marie & Perce look forward to hearing from YOU!!

*NOTE: CLEANING FEE AND REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN QUOTES LISTED HERE. Call Marie Ransome for these rates!!***********************************************************Keywords: Multi-Complex Estate

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Church Creek in Hoopers Island

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 11250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 40
  • Max. adults: 40
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 9 -
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40
  • There are 24 beds & 2 sofa beds in the 3 homes collectively. There are 2 beds in the RV, giving you a total of 28 beds.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Player
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Tennis Court, Basketball Court, In-ground Pool, Hot Tub, Dish TV, Great Room, Screen Porch, Two-Story Deck, Fully Supplied Kitchen, Cooking Utensils and all Linens provided, Grill, Gated Entrance, First Floor Facilities, 30' x 30' Meeting Room/Fun Center, Smoke free facility - smoking on screened-in porch only, Rentals are for 1 group at a time


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(39 traveller reviews)

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5*Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Estate Vacation/Reunions/Wedding/Corporate Sleeps 40
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 39 reviews

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 35 people stayed there over the last weekend of April. It is just a perfect vacation home for large groups. The property has a separate fun center where you can engage people over the evening. The Kids loved it too. There are multiple beds and rooms very conducive for accomodating large groups. They had tie up with a company who provided Kayaks for rent. They were very flexible and nice too. The property owner Marie was one of the sweetest and helpful person EVER!!!! I highly recommend this property and we are sure we will come back once or twice every year!

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding of my dreams

  • 5 of 5

The Ransome Estate is a wonderful place to have a wedding. Marie Ransome was very helpful with any questions I had, and was quick to respond. She was also able to make some vendor suggestions from previous brides. We ended up choosing a DJ based off those suggestions, and could not have been happier with him. Many of our guests took his card.

We invited both of our families, and the bridal party to stay with us for

the weekend. Since there are 3 homes, each family and the bridal party had their own area. This allowed for privacy while still including everyone in the happenings. Being on location also took a lot of the stress out of a very stressful and busy day.

We rented a tent and restroom trailer for our big day, and had no issues with either. Since most tents are delivered on Friday for a Saturday wedding, we were able to have our rehearsal dinner underneath it. However, the fun center could probably accommodate a dinner for at least 25 people. Speaking of the fun center, the ping pong table and pool table were huge hits, and allowed for some down time before and after the wedding. The groomsmen mostly gathered here.

The pool was amazing, and the hot tub is the biggest one I've ever seen, and we always make sure a rental house has one when we vacation. There is a kitchen in each house, which was very helpful for so many people. The coffee pots were used frequently. Our family friend, who is a chef, was able to cook our rehearsal dinner and breakfast the next day in the kitchen.

The biggest perk to the estate, however, is the amazing view. Our pictures (even ones captured on phones) were out of this world beautiful. The day after our wedding, I am pretty sure all our guests changed their profile pictures to them with the view in the background. We were asked repeatedly more about the location and we overheard many people discussing planning a family vacation at the estate. I wish we could go back to this day, because everything was perfect. I fell in love with this estate a few years ago while I was scrolling online, and am still in love with it today.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't find a more gorgeous wedding location!

  • 5 of 5

"We very much enjoyed our stay & having our wedding at RCR. The grounds were beautiful and we loved having all our close family and friends together to celebrate for the entire weekend. Even though it is expensive to rent a large estate/retreat, we ended up spending less than if we had done a hotel wedding and we had a lot more time to enjoy everyone. We were able to save money on catering and alcohol by

not being forced to use a specific contractor. Everyone we worked with at RCR was very helpful and responded quickly to any questions. You could not find a more gorgeous location to get married!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun multi-family reunion

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a gorgeous, secluded setting, with beautiful Chesapeake Bay views and birds everywhere. It's an easy drive from Baltimore/DC and not too far from NY and Philly. The three buildings are not fancy, but relaxed and very functional. There are tons of beds and bathrooms, 4 fridges, gas grills, etc. It was the perfect place for about 40 adults and kids to get together after not having seen each other for years. The kids loved playing pool and ping pong in the fun center, playing soccer and other sports on the large lawn, and relaxing in the hot tub. The adults enjoyed sitting in the very large screened porch and talking walks around the property. Highly recommended for groups!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding weekend!

  • 5 of 5

I knew I wanted to make my wedding a weekend-long, nature filled event and Ransome's was the perfect candidate! We brought kayaks and enjoyed the winding waterways, hung by the pool and had lawn games and played on the tennis courts.

The houses held our bridal party and dates (37 people) comfortably and allowed us to reunite with friends from all over the world. Unfortunately it rained on our wedding day but with a tent, it wasn't a problem and we still got the 'nature feel' like I wanted. It was great to not be quickly ushered out of a venue at the end of the party and were able to spend more time with guests the following day.

Marie and Percy were super accommodating and helpful, and I would highly recommend their beautiful property for a wedding or event. It's such a laid back and natural atmosphere!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot off the Chesapeake

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a bunch friends and family to convene in comfort. All three houses are close to the bay and convenient for bay activities, lawn games, and relaxing. The owner, Marie, is very accommodating and a pleasure to work with. Can't wait to plan another trip.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2018


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